Special Guest Mayor Joy Belmonte at 73rd Mid-Year Orchid Show

Honorable Josefina “Joy” Belmonte -Alimurung together with Honorable Candy Medina- Atienza (councilor 6th district), Assistant administrator Attorney Lord, Engineer Zaldy Dela Rosa, Quezon Memorial Circle administration staff, affiliated plant societies, invited guests, media, social media bloggers and Philippine Orchid Society members, were treated to a grand ribbon cutting, a tour of the exhibit area and opening of the 73rd mid- year orchid and festival 2019.

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Engineer Zaldy Dela Rosa shakes hand with Mayor Joy Belmonte- Alimurung ( photo courtesy of Quezon City press corp)

73rd Mid -Year Philippine Orchid Festival 2019

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l-r Mr. Norberto Bautista, Engineer Zaldy Dela Rosa, Honorable Candy Medina- Atienza and Mrs. Susan Lee ( photo courtesy of Hon. Candy Medina -Atienza)

phalaenopsis

blooming phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids were given to the guests of honor

Opening was held late afternoon past 4:00 pm within Hardin ng Bulaklak ( HB/ Garden of Joy/ Flower Garden) the exhibits highlighted the blooming of several varieties of waling-waling  or Vanda/ Euanthe sanderiana which is the highlight of the festival.

WALING-WALING

several varieties of Waling- waling on display at the show

Vanda Sanderiana

 Vanda sanderiana / Euanthe sanderiana locally known as Waling-waling

It is good that there were some blooming Waling-waling during this time of the year since rainy season started a little bit late.

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table judging of Cymbidium chloranthum and cattleya hybrids

It is also good that table judging for flowering orchids were introduce during this show. This will enable orchid hobbyists and the general public to appreciate the orchid competition winners up close. Most international orchid shows normally present their orchids that way.

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strap leaf vandas with red and white ribbon can trace their parentage to Vanda sanderiana and Vanda coerulea.

The mayor also delighted the crowd with her three good news which were delivered during her speech after the ribbon cutting ceremonies held within Quezon City Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

carnivorous plants

carnivorous plants for sale at the commercial stall ( photo courtesy of Dr. Tan)

Commercial Booths and Daily Activities

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schedule of daily talks

62 commercial booths selling different kinds of plants, carnivorous plants, orchid hybrids, ornamental plants, pots, fertilizers, native orchids, ferns, fruit trees, cacti and succulents, flowering annuals, variegated ornamental plants among others.

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 Pagsolingan’s Garden with Rare & Exotic Plants (courtesy of Dr. Roland Salazar )

Rare and Exotic Plants – Dr. Roland Salazar

Address: 106 Mindanao Avenue Garden Center,Mindanao Avenue , Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City

There will be daily lectures or talks starting today at 2:00 pm at the pavilion area within the exhibition site. Entrance fee is Php 50.00 for the general public, Php 30.00 senior citizens, students and person with disabilities with valid identification card.

73rd Philippine Orchid Society’s exhibit, lectures and commercial trade fair will run until September 9, 2019 !

73rd Mid Year Orchid Show Daily Schedule

The Philippine Orchid Society will be having the 73rd mid-year orchid and garden show. This year’s theme is “Orchid Festival” which showcase the beautiful, endemic, rare and even the common orchid species blooming this time of the year.

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The 73rd mid-year orchid show will have a daily lectures or talks starting on August 30 to September 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the gazebo area within Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) within Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City.

There are also trade fair booths, orchid competition, ornamental plant competition.

Entrance fees is Php 30.00 for the general public and Php 20.00 for students, senior citizens and person with disabilities with valid identification card.

Daily Talks and Lecture

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Note/ Disclaimer : The schedule of daily talk and demonstration was posted as of this week. There might be some changes to the speakers and resource person during the date of the lecture. ( Please try to call the Secretariat at least 1 day before the appointed date).

For those who needed a “Certificate of Attendance ” or “Certificate of Participation” during the talks/ demonstration. There is a minimum fee collected for printing of the certificate.

9 Exciting Stalls at Legit Pinoy Fair

Legit Pinoy Trade Fair celebrates the Philippines Products Week that aims to showcase the very best of genuine Philippine-made products,services, as well as highlight the ingenuity and talent of Filipino manufacturers, inventors and entrepreneurs.

ribbon cutting ceremonies

The event is typically characterized by bazaars, tours, exhibits, and product expos. Lectures, seminars and forums, as well as film screenings and concerts by Filipino artists, are also held as part of the celebration.

The opening started with a short prayer and a ribbon cutting ceremony together with Princess Jennifer Limpayen Sibug-Las of the Manobo tribe, Hon. Ivy Lagman councilor of 4th district of Quezon City ( who was the representative of Mayor Joy Belmonte). After the opening, a light late afternoon snacks which consists of pichi-pichi, jacobina biscuits, hopia mongo, hopia ube, maja blanca, sapin-sapin, cassava cake, biscuits and bread from Tinapayan.

The event is at Il Terrazo Mall which is located at 33 Sccout Madriñan street, near Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City.

9 Exciting Stalls at the Legit Pinoy Fair

9.) QC Art Circle – Is a group of artists in the country. They have a lot of art shows and exhibits within Metro Manila and in the provinces.

8 .) Faces and Curves / I Fuel – Faces and Curves is a health ,wellness and clinic while I Fuel Company is a Gasoline station . They have several franchise opportunities for these interested nationwide.

Contact Person: Ms. Angel Mistres ( 0916-3546103)

7.) Crisanto offers leather shoes, bags, pouches and key-chain holder. These products are made in Marikina.

6.) Nuts About You and Backyard Projects – Nuts About You offers assorted nuts in neatly package containers. Backyard Projects offers several handmade soaps and bug repellent made from citronella and other plant extracts. They accept bulk orders.

5.) GemS Gastronome has a variety of bottled offerings ideal for souvenir/ giveaways/ token doe special occasions or just plain pasalubong. These includes Adobong Galunggong ( original/ spicy ) Spanish style Bangus ( original. spicy) Aligue, Gourmet Tahong ( Adobo/ Butter and Garlic/ Sweet and Spicy / Hot and Spicy), Chicken Adobo Flakes , Beef Tapa Flakes, Bopis, Dulce de Leche and Chicharon in a Pouch.

Contact Person: Ms. Gemma Lumahan-Daylo (0919-9914818 )

4.) Mushroom Chips– wide variety of healthy snacks made from mushrooms, and other foods.

JNRM Group Corporation – Address: B3, L5 Grand Industrial Estate, Parulan Plaridel , Bulacan province.

3.) JCI QC Diamante Club and Mama Ester – Mama Ester specialize on cane vinegar and chili garlic.

Contact : Mama Ester ( 0961-369-3293)

2.) Filipino Inventors and Innovators, Incorporated–  This is a group of enterprising Filipino inventors and innovators selling different products and invention which can be used in daily lives.

1.) Bragais Shoes for Men and Women– World class talented work of art by Filipino shoe designer and entrepreneur.

Do not forget to visit the trade fair and attend the activities until this August 18, 2019.

 

Urban Jungle at SM Sucat, Parañaque

National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines, Incorporated  (NCSOPI) in partnership with SM City Sucat, Atrium area, Parañaque have a week-long show called “Urban Jungle” from August 2 to 9, 2019.
Talks and Lecture Series

Talks and Lecture Series

Talks and Lecture Series

Just like the previous event, there will be stalls selling cactus, succulents, plant, fertilizers, ornamental plants among others.

Aling Norma’s Suman and Sweet Delicacies of Kawit

Aling Norma’s Suman and Sweet Delicacies is one of the pride of Toclong, Kawit, Cavite province.

Toclong or Lupang Kawit had several large tracts of rice fields, which explained that the area produce some of the best rice base delicacies of the town and the entire province.

suman lihia

Suman Lihia

I have tasted several suman before when we visited the town of Kawit, but have no idea that those came from Toclong, Kawit.  The rice is wrapped in banana leaves ( which infuse some flavors), then cooked in large tin cans slowly cooked over firewood.

Heirloom Recipe

Suman ( steam glutinous rice ) wrapped in banana leaves is the special pride of Aling Norma. The recipe had been part of their family and was handed down for several generations. The grandchildren said that it was a local favorite and some families in Kawit would order in advance. Their suman had reached many places like Las Piñas, Parañaque, Taguig, Valenzuela, Manila and even abroad.

A friend who hails from Antipolo also told us that some of the suman sold in their place were also sourced from Kawit.

Suman Moron

Suman Moron ( malagkit na bigas chocolate with mani ) glutinous rice with chocolate and peanuts. One of their best selling suman

Aling Norma’s suman can last for at least a day without spoiling. The secret is the use of pure glutinous or sticky rice in their suman. They would stick on the traditional recipe and would not scrimp on the ingredients.  Other suman makers would use the non-sticky rice varieties mix with glutinous rice in order to lower the cost. Hence one reason “why” it easily get spoiled.

Balinghoy

suman sa balinghoy with langka

Aling Norma specializes on antala (suman malagkit sa gata), suman sa balinghoy with langka ( cassava) or kamoteng kahoy, suman sa lihia, suman moron ( which is a combination of glutinous rice, chocolate with mani ( the most popular) malagkit with pinipig, pichi-pichi are just some of their well-loved delicacies.

pichi-pichi

pichi -pichi

The best way to eat their suman is serve hot with shredded coconut, traditional brown sugar called “paldo” or coconut jam. This is also best paired with hot chocolate or coffee from Amadeo.

antala

antala

One of the grandchildren have asked me if i am from the town of Imus or Kawit, since they have a suki ( regular customer) which looked similar. I hailed from Metro Manila.

Bought several suman before we left the Cavite Food and Culinary Expo 2019 site at Isla Events Place in Imus, Cavite province. After almost 8 hours of event and travel from Cavite, Aling Norma’s suman is still fresh and almost immediately eaten by immediate family members and relatives who would swear that it was one of the best suman they have tasted.

Note: Aling Norma’s Suman and Sweet Delicacies accepts bulk order, but must be ordered in advance.

Aling Norma’s Suman and Sweet Delicacies

Address; Toclong , Kawit, Cavite

Contact Person: Ms. Gerlie (0935-4939544)

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